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Aristotle (; Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης Aristotélēs, pronounced [aristotélɛːs]; 384–322 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher and polymath. His writings cover a broad range of subjects spanning the natural sciences, philosophy, linguistics, economics, politics, psychology and the arts. As the founder of the Peripatetic school of philosophy in the Lyceum in Athens, he began the wider Aristotelian tradition that followed, which set the groundwork for the development of modern science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aristotle has received more than 18,238,880 page views. His biography is available in 203 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 195 in 2019). Aristotle is the most popular philosopher, the most popular biography from Greece (up from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Greek Philosopher.

Aristotle is most famous for his philosophy on the four causes. He believed that there were four causes for everything, and that they were material, formal, efficient, and final.

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Among philosophers, Aristotle ranks 1 out of 1,081After him are Plato, Socrates, Confucius, Pythagoras, René Descartes, Gautama Buddha, Immanuel Kant, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Avicenna, John Locke, and Niccolò Machiavelli.

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Among people born in 384 BC, Aristotle ranks 1After him is Demosthenes. Among people deceased in 321 BC, Aristotle ranks 1After him are Perdiccas, Craterus, King Xian of Zhou, Neoptolemus, and Archon of Pella.

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Among people born in Greece, Aristotle ranks 1 out of 936After him are Plato (-427), Alexander the Great (-356), Socrates (-470), Homer (-800), Pythagoras (-570), Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Hippocrates (-460), Sophocles (-497), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), and Pericles (-494).


Among philosophers born in Greece, Aristotle ranks 1After him are Plato (-427), Socrates (-470), Pythagoras (-570), Democritus (-460), Epicurus (-341), Protagoras (-486), Plutarch (46), Gorgias (-483), Leucippus (-500), Theophrastus (-371), and Pyrrho (-365).